You’ve never had coffee before? Do you wish to incorporate coffee into your morning routine? If that’s the case, keep reading! In just a few easy steps, I’ll show you how to start drinking coffee!
Many people are unfamiliar with coffee and are unsure of what to drink. The first thing to keep in mind is that coffee comes in a wide range of flavors, some of which you may not enjoy. You should taste one type of coffee from each region before purchasing a large quantity of coffee.
Taste is extremely personal, but there are large differences between regions. There is a big difference between coffees from Africa and Asia for example. Asian and African coffees tend to be much lighter than Central American and South American coffees. You may like one better than the other or you may like both equally well.
It’s a matter of taste, so when you’re trying out different types of coffee, don’t go into it with any expectations. Try to just enjoy the experience and see what you like best.
How to start drinking Coffee
Many individuals are turned off by coffee’s acquired flavor the first time they try it. If you want it to become a regular part of your routine, there are a few measures you can take.
Here’s how you can get started with coffee.
- Get To Know The Different Coffee Beans
There are a few various sorts of coffee, each with its own flavor, scent, and application. Here’s a quick rundown of the various coffee beans.
- Arabian coffee (Coffea arabica):
Arabian coffee beans are thought to be the first cultivated species of coffee. They are also known as “arabica coffee,” “mountain coffee,” or “coffee shrub of Arabia.”
They account for over 60% of global coffee production and are primarily grown in Latin America.
Arabica coffee beans have a pleasant, fruity flavor with notes of caramel. Their acidity is on the greater side, which is why Arabian coffee is frequently compared to wine.
Arabica beans are difficult to harvest and grow at high altitudes, needing several years to mature. As a result, Arabian coffee is more expensive and frequently seen in specialty coffee shops.
- Robusta coffee (Coffea canephora)
Robusta coffee beans are grown mostly in Africa and Indonesia, and account for around 40% of all coffee produced worldwide.
They have a richer flavor and contain double the caffeine as Arabian coffee beans. The flavor has been described as harsh and grainy with a peanutty aftertaste by some.
In comparison to Arabian coffee beans, robusta coffee beans are easier to grow and less expensive. They’re commonly used to produce instant coffee, and they account for the vast bulk of coffee sold in stores in the United States.
- Coffea liberica (Coffea arnoldiana De Wild)
Liberica coffee beans account for only around 3% of total coffee production worldwide. Western and central Africa are home to these creatures.
They have a floral, fruity aroma, yet the coffee they produce has a smokey flavor. Liberica coffee is not widely available in the United States or other Western countries.
- Buy The Necessary Coffee Gear
You’ll need a few tools to create amazing coffee. There’s nothing spectacular here; just a few essentials that will transform your coffee into GOLD.
With these three pieces of necessary coffee equipment, you’ll never have to worry about lousy coffee again!
- A Kitchen Scale
If you’re serious about brewing great coffee, you’ll need a dependable kitchen scale. You can’t make a good cup of coffee without it. The amount of beans you need per cup varies depending on the brewing method and type of bean, but you can’t make a good cup of coffee without it.
- A Coffee Grinder
Always grind your beans just a few minutes before brewing to get the freshest cup of coffee. Whole coffee beans preserve all of the flavors and aromas that roasting brought out, whereas pre-grinding quickly depletes aromatic ingredients. Freshly ground beans, in my opinion, make excellent coffee. I have a really fantastic coffee grinder that works really well.
- A Coffee Maker
Coffee can always be prepared in a variety of ways, and each method requires a clearly different brewing vessel, each of which adds something special to the beverage.
Here are some of the most popular coffee makers:
• Auto-drip coffee makers
• French press
• Moka pot
• Turkish pot
- Try Different Coffee Brewing Methods
Coffee is a multi-faceted beverage that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Each brewing method produces coffee with distinct textures and aromas, which we describe in greater detail below.
Espresso is made by steaming finely ground coffee beans by forcing a little amount of water through them. It is thicker and has a larger percentage of dissolved solids than coffee made in other ways.
Espresso has a robust flavor that goes well in flat whites, lattes, macchiatos, Americanos, cappuccinos, and mochas, among other coffee drinks. Although the caffeine per unit volume in espresso is higher than other coffee beverages, the serving size is much smaller.
- French press
A French press, which is brewing equipment has a mesh plunger and a filter screen. In a beaker, ground coffee is soaked for 2-4 minutes in boiling water. Using the plunger, the grounds are separated and held at the bottom of the beaker.
Coarsely ground coffee performs best in French presses. Coffee with a smooth, rich flavor is produced with a French press. When using a French press, use 2 tablespoons of ground coffee to 6 ounces of water as a rule of thumb. Because of its simplicity and mobility, this method of brewing is popular.
- Moka Pot
A Moka pot is a stovetop or electrical coffee machine that brews coffee by sending boiling water across three chambers: one for water, another for coffee grinds, and yet another for the finished product.
Moka pots use compressed steam to make coffee, similar to how pressure cookers work. This method produces coffee with a strong, rich flavor that can occasionally turn creamy.
- Turkish coffee
Turkish coffee is brewed with finely ground coffee beans that are not filtered before serving and instead contain the coffee grounds. It’s typically made with sugar and a variety of spices, including cardamom.
This brewing process is popular not only in Turkey but also throughout the Middle East and Southeastern Europe. Turkish coffee is known for its powerful flavor, which varies depending on how much sugar is added.
- Find Your Favorite Among The Most Common Coffees People Drink
The possibilities for varieties of coffee beverages to prepare are unlimited, whether you’re going to a coffee shop or simply picking what to brew with your own coffee machine. We’ve put up a list of some of the most popular coffees.
Served as a “shot” with foam on top. Its appeal is due to the higher caffeine concentration. It can be drunk alone or blended with other ingredients to make a variety of drinks. This style of coffee can be made with bean-to-cup coffee equipment.
For beginners, this is perhaps the best way to consume coffee. Espresso and heated steamed milk are used to make this drink. Usually served in an 8-ounce glass with steaming milk and a normal espresso shot. Often sweetened or flavored, and topped with a coating of foamed milk.
Steamed milk is used to make another espresso-based coffee drink. Served in a lesser volume than lattes and with a thicker coating of foam on top. Typically, 1/3 espresso, milk, and foam are used. Cinnamon or cocoa powder are sometimes added to the mix.
Espresso is diluted with hot water to make this drink. It has a flavor characteristic that is similar to black coffee but with a more complex flavor profile. Usually topped with a layer of foam formed during the espresso preparation. The amount of caffeine in an americano varies based on the size of the serving.
- Iced Coffee
Served chilled and brewed in a number of different ways. Cold-brew is the most frequent brewing method for iced coffee, as it involves brewing the coffee while it is still hot, avoiding the need for cooling. Iced coffee can also be made by brewing regular coffee and then pouring ice over the top. Because iced coffee is more diluted, it is brewed at a higher strength. It’s usually sweetened or flavored.
Lattes that have a chocolate flavor. Chocolate flavor and sweetener, such as cocoa powder and/or chocolate syrup, are added to espresso and hot steamed milk.
White, dark, and milk chocolate mochas are the most common options. They’re commonly compared to hot chocolate because they’re topped with foamed milk or whipped cream.
Best Coffee For Beginners
The best way to appreciate the texture and flavors of coffee is to drink it black, but most newcomers are put off by the bitter and slightly burnt flavor.
The following are the best coffees for beginners:
• latte/iced latte
• cafè Americano
The latte/iced latte is the most friendly beginners’ coffee since it contains a large amount of milk, which balances out the bitterness. To achieve the sweetness you like, add a pinch of sugar or honey.
After you’ve become used to the flavor of milky coffee, you can try a cappuccino.
A cappuccino is slightly stronger than a latte since it is served in a smaller cup and contains less milk, making it the ideal next step. You can add sugar to cover the taste even more or ask your barista to top it with chocolate or cinnamon for more flavor.
Cafè Americano is a good next step if you want to keep experimenting with different coffees.
While milk is used to dilute lattes and cappuccinos, water is used to dilute cafè Americano. Because water does not cover the aromas of espresso as well as milk does, this is the point at which you can really taste the intricacies and flavors of the coffee bean.
You may always add milk & sweeteners if it still tastes too strong.
Finally, if you can’t bear the thought of drinking “actual” coffee, try a mocha, which is a combination of hot chocolate with espresso.
What is the easiest Coffee to Drink?
If you’re new to coffee, this section will introduce you to 5 easy-to-drink and appreciate coffee options. They aren’t harsh and provide you with a warm welcome to the world of coffee.
- Cafe Latte
A Cafe Latte is an excellent place to begin your coffee adventure. Latte means “milk” in Italian, and that’s exactly what you’ll get here. A shot of espresso, steamed milk, and just the proper quantity of milk foam are required to make a Cafe Latte.
If you find a Cafe Latte too strong, add flavorings like vanilla, caramel, or other sweeteners to your cup. The addition of milk to espresso reduces the harshness and gives it a sweeter flavor.
This chocolatey drink, also known as Mochaccino, is made with a shot of espresso, chocolate syrup, and heated milk.
If the cafe latte is too strong for your tastes, the mocha can be a nice alternative. The main reason we’ve added mocha to this list is that you get very little coffee taste in it. Also, the fact that you can get it in any coffee shop makes it a good pick.
A Macchiato is a shot of espresso that comes with milk foam on top. This might be a bit heavier in coffee flavor when compared to a cafe latte as there is no milk.
But if you’re planning to switch gears and want to dive in black coffee or espresso shots, then a macchiato is a good choice. If you find it too strong, then you can add some caramel or other flavoring agents to suit your taste.
A shot of espresso is served with frothed milk on top of the cappuccino. You get a sweetness that balances out the espresso’s sharpness. It’s usually served with a dusting of cocoa powder on top, which is a wonderful touch.
If you’re not happy with your regular cappuccino, you can choose from several flavored cappuccinos or simply add your sweetening agents like vanilla or chocolate.
- Flat White
A flat white has an espresso shot (or two) plus a layer of steaming milk. This layer is referred to as microfoam by coffee professionals, yet it does not include genuine foam like a café latte.
A flat white should be approximately half the size of a cafe latte given in a 250ml glass (150 to 160ml).
How can I Drink a Coffee when I don’t like the taste
Coffee is what a lot of people drink daily. We drink coffee for the caffeine, or we drink it because we like the taste, but we all have at least one cup every day. If you’re anything like me, you probably appreciate the taste but not the flavor of the coffee. When I was younger I drank it anyway because I liked the way it made me feel, and now that I’m older I still drink it because I like the energy boost. But if you’re like me and don’t actually like the coffee’s taste, here are some tips to get you drinking more of it:
1) add cream and sugar to your coffee: Adding cream and sugar masks the bitterness in coffee so that it tastes sweeter and smoother than if you were to drink it black. This will make your coffee taste better so that you can drink more of it without gagging.
2.) Buy flavored creamers instead of plain ones: It’s pretty easy to find flavored creamers in any grocery store, and they can make your morning cup of joe taste a lot better!
3.) Attempt a new flavor: Some people like the milder flavor of light roast coffee because they dislike the bitterness of dark roast. Others like dark roast for its stronger flavor and light roast for its milder flavor. Experiment with many variations until you find one that you enjoy.
How do I Start liking Coffee
There are two ways to approach this: As a beginner, you will probably view coffee as an acquired taste. Start with simpler flavors and try different types of coffee.
Taste the difference between bitter and sweet, or try flavored coffees like hazelnut or Irish Cream. You might want to visit your local coffee shop and order straight espresso shots, as they have very intense flavors.
When you think you’ve got a flavor that you enjoy, try ordering it with half water and half milk, then gradually reduce the amount of milk until you’re drinking it black.
The second way to start liking coffee is to drink black coffee without any sweeteners. There is a common misconception that black coffee is bitter, but what many people are tasting are additives like sugar or cream. Once you get used to plain black coffee, you’ll find that it has a pleasant taste if it’s made properly (i.e., it’s not burned).